After the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance anti-choice judicial nominees Britt Grant and David Porter to the full Senate, NARAL Pro-Choice America Vice President Adrienne Kimmell issued the following statement:
“The GOP’s priorities continue to be completely out-of-touch. Instead of holding Trump accountable for eroding our democracy in Helsinki this week, the anti-choice GOP is spending its time ramming through as many of Trump’s extreme judicial nominees as possible, including Britt Grant and David Porter. Up for lifetime appointments, Grant and Porter will have the opportunity to shape our federal judiciary in Donald Trump’s image for decades to come. We urge the Senate to halt the nominations of Britt Grant, David Porter, and all of Trump’s nominees.”
Britt Grant defended an extreme Georgia law that bans abortion without an adequate exception to protect women’s health or for cases in which pregnancy was the result of rape or incest. She was also included on President Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees, a list of individuals Trump promised would overturn Roe v. Wade “automatically.”
David Porter is a strong opponent of the Affordable Care Act, opposed the Violence Against Women Act, and endorsed anti-choice anti-choice former Attorney General John Ashcroft. He’s also been heavily involved in many far-right, anti-choice groups, including co-founding the Pennsylvania Judicial Network and serving as a contributor to the Center for Vision and Values.
To learn more about Grant and Porter’s anti-choice record, visit NARAL’s judicial nominees webpage.
NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”